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Gerteis, Christopher (2021) Mobilizing Japanese Youth: The Cold War and the Making of the Sixties Generation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute)

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Mobilizing Japanese Youth examines the forces that shaped the political consciousness of Japanese youth who chose to engage in radical politics during the 1960s and 1970s. The book unpacks how intertwined notions of class and gender shaped the discourses produced by, and for, young men and women of the ‘Sixties Generation’. It argues in part that the intertwined political rhetoric of the far-left and far-right precipitated further levels of social alienation that enhanced the allure of violence well into the 1970s and helped to define the political consciousness of the ‘Sixties Generation’ well into the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Japan; Radical Politics: Far-Left; Far-Right;Class; Gender; Cold War
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS Japan Research Centre
Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
ISBN: 9781501756313
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 11:35
Related URLs: https://www.cor ... japanese-youth/ (Publisher URL)
Funders: Other, Other, Other, Other

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